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The privileges of belonging

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January 2016
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The privileges of belonging

When a forgiven sinner enters God’s house, he is welcomed through the front door — and he doesn’t stay at the entrance! He’s invited inside to enjoy all the privileges of family membership. Here are a few of the great things in store for a believer. His life in the world from now on…

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December 2015
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From Catholicism to Christ

How can I be right with the one, true and holy God? Have you ever pondered that question? The question haunted me ever since I was a boy. I only discovered the answer when I was 23 years old. Do you know this all-holy, eternal God personally: the one who created you and continues…

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December 2015
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From fear to faith

I have been very blessed in that God has put me in a Christian home — not just my immediate family, but much of my wider family as well. As I grew up I was taken to church, and mum and dad often did Bible times with us. When I was about ten years…

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December 2015
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‘I started to read my Bible again’

It wasn’t until I was studying for my A-levels that the faith I’d had as a young child was really tested, and I started to question what I had believed for so long. I took Religious Studies in philosophy and ethics. Faced with so many new ideas and theories about the world and its…

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December 2015
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A wonderful name

Names are so important! Parents agonise over what to call their newborn infant. Should he or she carry on the family tradition for a name; or bear the name of a loved relative or friend; or reflect the parents’ hopes and aspirations? When Jesus was born, 2000 years ago, all these considerations were set…

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December 2015
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A straight answer to a straight question

All my life I have been surrounded by Christian influences. My immediate family and many of my wider family are Christians. I have always attended church regularly and have been to Christian youth groups and camps. However, from an early age, I knew that these things did not make me a Christian. I had…

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Something extraordinary

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December 2015
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Something extraordinary

Who am I? You won’t see my face on TV, won’t read my name in the papers. There was no media interest on the day of my birth, nor is there likely to be on the day of my death. And yet there is now something about me that defies explanation, something at work…

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December 2015
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Saved to serve

I was born the youngest of seven children into a low income, lost family in Pennsylvania. My mother decided to separate from my father when I was four years old, leading to even greater poverty. Through many troubles and many moves, I was an upbeat child, but clearly a sinner. I recall that, when…

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December 2015
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Found by Christ

I was born in 1953 into an Anglo-Irish family. We were practising Roman Catholics. I was deeply interested in the faith. Religious Knowledge, was, generally speaking, the subject I was best in at school. I was sent to a private Roman Catholic school. The staff were exceptionally kind and genuinely pious. I was confirmed…

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Sought and found by God

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December 2015
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Sought and found by God

Rachel Heaps is the daughter-in-law of Graham Heaps, who was the pastor of Dewsbury Evangelical Church for 41 years, before retiring at the end of 2014. . Rachel grew up in a non-Christian household and had an unhappy home life. ‘When I was just 13, my mum left my dad, and took my 9-year-old…

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December 2015
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Good news for chocoholics!

Recently Aberdeen University published a report which concluded that, after research, it was clear that chocolate was good for the heart. After years of being told the contrary, this was good news for chocoholics like me! When it comes to food, I like all the wrong things. I like chocolate, chips, salted butter and…

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December 2015
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Sad world, good news

Fear; palpable, sickening fear. Your legs feel like water. Sweat beads break out all over your body. You wet yourself. But don’t worry, you won’t wet yourself again, because you won’t get another drink for days. In fact the next drink will be your last! Sea water pouring into your nose and mouth, distending…

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